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Data Analysis: Methods in Empirical Communication Research - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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module properties module number 200813 - common information
module number200813
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group2559 (Kommunikationswissenschaft mit Schwerpunkt Computational Communication Science)
module leaderProf. Dr. Emese Domahidi
languageEnglisch
term Wintersemester
previous knowledge and experience

Basic knowledge on social science research methods and statistics (basic graduate level).

learning outcome

After the lecture students are able to understand and explain selected quantitative methods for data analysis and complex research designs. 

After the exercise students are able to apply quantitative methods for their data analysis

- Students are able to organize, prepare and modify empirical data for statistical analysis. 

- Students understand how to apply different methods of uni-, bi- and multivariate analysis of quantitative data to answer research questions. 

- Students are able to interpret and explain the results of advanced statistical analyses. 

content

In the lecture the principles and the statistical background of basic methods of data analysis are explained.

These methods are applied to specific research problems in the exercise. Therefore, real research data are analyzed using R. Techniques of data management and wrangling and different techniques of uni-, bi- and multivariate analysis of quantitative data are learned (e.g. frequencies, measures of central tendency, correlation analysis, regression analysis, analysis of variance, factor analysis).

 

media of instruction and technical requirements for education and examination in case of online participation

https://moodle2.tu-ilmenau.de/course/view.php?id=3725

All materials will be made available on Moodle.

You will need:

Camera for video transmission (720p/HD),

microphone,

Internet connection (suitable for HD audio and video transmission: 4 Mbps),

terminal device that meets the technical requirements of the required software.

 

literature / references

Will be announced each semester.

evaluation of teaching
Details reference subject
module nameData Analysis: Methods in Empirical Communication Research
examination number2500570
credit points5
SWS3 (1 V, 2 Ü, 0 P)
on-campus program (h)33.75
self-study (h)116.25
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Students write a research paper based on their own statistical analysis.

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants
Details in degree program Master International Business Economics 2021
module nameData Analysis: Methods in Empirical Communication Research
examination number2500570
credit points5
on-campus program (h)67
self-study (h)83
obligationelective module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Students write a research paper based on their own statistical analysis.

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants
Details in degree program Master Media and Communication Science 2021
module nameData Analysis: Methods in Empirical Communication Research
examination number2500570
credit points5
on-campus program (h)34
self-study (h)116
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate

Students write a research paper based on their own statistical analysis.

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants